Comp Sci Student in UK

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by samst0r, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. samst0r macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I'm a Computer Science student in the UK and I've been looking into getting a Time Capsule and possibly upgrading my 1.83Ghz Macbook however I'm confused to which discount is best to use.

    Will it be cheaper to get a Developers Account (paid) and use the discount that comes with that or just order through the uni's internet and receive student discount?

    Thanks

    Sam
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    With the Macbook you're probably better off with the student discount, but who knows. Do the math and see what's cheaper.
     
  3. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    I looked into this a while ago and on all computers, including the Mac Pro, it's cheaper to buy with the HE discount.

    If you buy the Student Developer Membership, it's £99 and you get 20% (roughly) off computers. HE discount is 14%. So say you want a 13" 2.26GHz Macbook Pro, with HE discount it's £772. With Student Developer discount it's £818.20 including the £99 for the membership.

    On a Mac Pro, with HE discount it's £1595, but with Student Developer discount, it's £1618 including the £99 membership.
     
  4. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    As far as I've read, High Education discount is by far the best buying option up there. I think you can only order by the Internet acceding from a campus IP.
    The macs come with 3 years applecare included. As I recall, the save is about 17% on normal prices.
    Other option is Dixons tax free, if are going to travel.
     
  5. star-fish macrumors regular

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    You might want to check out cashback websites as well and see if you can get a bigger discount.

    Student prices will always be cheaper though.
     
  6. samst0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help guys!

    Looks like I'll be using the HE discount.
     

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